On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 12:30 +0100, Cesar Martinez Izquierdo wrote: > El Miércoles 01 Diciembre 2004 04:22, Simon Law escribió: > > > But we don't care about legal problems until somebody is coming to > > > complain to us. That's how Debian is working till the moment. Otherwise > > > it should be impossible to release any software (because software > > > patents, for example). > > > > I believe people are complaining _right_ _now_. > > I meant: when some external people is expressing some legal concerns to Debian > in this subject. Like the software patents situations. ASAP, we don't remove > patented sofware if we don't know that there will be problems with that > patent. > > I think the point here is that some developers have some moral concerns with > this program, and they are trying to find some legal arguments to avoid this > program entering in Debian. *No*, that's *not* true. The thought (well mine, at least) is, "not in main, not on Disk 1". > And this is bad. Debian have tons of programs, and you don't need to install > all of them, nor all of them are intended to be useful for you, nor all of > them have to be fitting your moral. > > IMHO, we really can't exclude all the programs that *MAY BE* illegal in some > country. We should only exclude when there is an actual legal threaten. > Otherwise, I'm quite sure I can find a country where each package is not > legal, and I can start to send concerns to Debian legal, and in some months > we can stop packaging Debian... If Disk 1 has hot-babe on it, I couldn't give it to Dick or Jane the 13 year old neighborhood geeks. "Contributing to the delinquency of a minor". If foreigner gives Disk 1 (that has the Bible on it) to a Saudi Arabian, that's evangelism. Let them do "# apt-get install hot-babe bible-kjv" and all will be well. -- ----------------------------------------------------------------- Ron Johnson, Jr. Jefferson, LA USA PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail. Is "common sense" really valid? For example, is it "common sense" to white-power racists that whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins are mud people?
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